Eastman Kodak (KODK)

Paul Dils Chief Tax Officer and Director, IR
Jim Continenza Executive Chairman and CEO
David Bullwinkle CFO
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Thank you for standing by, and welcome to Eastman Kodak’s Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. I would now like to hand the call over to Paul Dils.

Paul Dils

Thank you, and good afternoon, everyone. I am Paul Dils, Eastman Kodak Company’s Chief Tax Officer and Director of Investor Relations. quarter year fourth earnings Kodak’s to and XXXX full call. Welcome p.m. X:XX At afternoon, XX-K for financial Form filed XXXX. issued this its on and Kodak its release results

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Jim Continenza

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David Bullwinkle

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Jim Continenza

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